Sales of agricultural chemicals top US$40 million a year in Panama

Some US$40 million of agricultural chemicals are sold each year in Panama, making it one of the nation's leading businesses.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Official studies show that per capita consumption of agricultural chemicals in Panama is about six times the level of the rest of Central America.

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Trends in Agrochemicals in Guatemala

May 2012

There has been an increased use of fungicides and herbicides, produced with improved technologies, for the purpose of increasing productivity and environmental protection.

A statement from the Trade Office of Costa Rica reads:

Guatemala is beginning to take the first steps towards implementing new technologies in agrochemicals for crops, with a focus on environmental care and higher yields.

Fertilizer Market in Nicaragua

April 2012

Price increases of between 10 and 15% are estimated in a market distorted by unexpected arrivals of shipments from Venezuela.

In 2012, prices could be between 10% and 15% higher. This year was no exception to the fluctuations, with the prices at the beginning of the year being up, then down, and at the moment prices are again rising, said Orontes Lacayo, president of the Nicaraguan Association of Formulators and Agrochemical Distributors (ANIFODA).

Rates for Agrochemicals in Costa Rica

November 2013

Price monitoring and marketing strategies in the agrochemical market.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (MEIC):

Credit sale is the most used agroservice practice
♦ price differences were found of up to 43 % on original brands for pesticides and 321 % on similar products with the same active ingredient.

Increased Pineapple Production in Costa Rica

September 2011

Faced with increases in the size of planted areas, a united group of sectors affected by the production of fruit, is criticizing lack of action by the government.

Growth in areas used for cultivation of pineapple is damaging communities where pollution generated by the industry is minimizing the possibility of using the land for other crops or activities.

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